Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:2-4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Your story is for My glory, let Me write it. And for some of you, like it has meant for so many of My saints, it means for Me to edit it and write anew.
Wonderful days and wonderful nights, a fountain of youth, a garden of delights—that is what I made your life on earth to be. Your life can be that way even now. But if you want that life, you must actively participate in taking hold of it. Grumbling, complaining, and crying about your situation will not help you out of it.
I made all things for your to richly enjoy. And if you read My precious and magnificent promises, they are all “yes” to you in Jesus. 2 Corinthians 1:20.
If you look around you, you will see that all sorrow, pain, death and disruption are caused by disobeying My Word. Either by you or someone else. So what is the answer? Obey My Word. Be willing and obey. Keep, treasure, guard and do My Word. I send My Word to heal you and deliver you from your destructions. Jesus told you, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.” John 14:23.
So where do you start to get the life you were born to live? The first step is to receive Jesus as your Lord but that is only the beginning of the journey. My servant Paul made this journey and he finished well, so you would be wise to follow the revelation he received from My Spirit that he shares with you.
He wrote, “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete.” Colossians 2:6-10. So how did you take Jesus as Lord? You believed in your heart and confessed it with your mouth. Romans 10:8-10. And that is the Word and spirit of faith.
It is all about abiding in My Word till it is your dominant way of thinking. Jesus told those who believed in Him, “If you continue (remain, abide) in My Word, you are truly My disciples, and then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
Here is the basic foundation to build your new life: “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2.
Jesus started His disciples off on this journey with the parable of the sower. The seed is the Word and the Son of Man is the sower. Some who hear never let My Word enter their heart, their hearts are hard to Me, trapped in their own thoughts and lusts and the world and Satan steals that Word out of their hearts by distracting them with his own noise and schemes. Some who hear have a very shallow root and when something looks contrary to the Word they pull it out and stop cultivating it. Some who hear receive it at first with joy but the cares, anxieties, riches, and lusts of the world choke it off and it bears no fruit, for they walk by sight and not by faith. But some who hear with a generous heart, take it in, cultivate it, and stick with it till they see it harvest in their lives. They are not forgetful hearers but doers of the Word. Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the Word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. James 1:21-25.
It all has to do with the time and diligence you give to pursuing My Word and My gifts to you in the Holy Spirit. And from the beginning My Word has been the creative and determinative factor for everything. I told the Israelites, “You shall therefore impress these Words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as days of Heaven upon the earth.” Deuteronomy 11:18-20. And later I told Joshua, “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-8.
And the very first Psalm sets the same foundation to all, “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3.
Don’t be asking yourself how you feel about something or what you think, but first hear from Me what I think. My direction is wise. Sometimes a way seems right to a man but it ends in death. But I rescue your soul from death and your feet from the snare. I feed you in time of famine. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. I deliver you and carry you to safety in My everlasting arms.
I have anointed you in Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power. You have the anointing from Him which abides in you.1 John 2:27. And He will guide you to the truth of My Word.
Know that I will help you if you make a firm decision in your heart to keep My Word. For I have put a new heart in you and put My Spirit in you and written My law in your heart. You have only to walk it out with Me. We are in this together. I did not spare My Son, but delivered Him over for you all, how will I not also with Him freely give us all things? Romans 8:32. If abide in My Word (Jesus) and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.
To close as an encouragement for you this day, I would like to speak Psalm 20 to you. It is a Psalm of David that he wrote for the choir director, which in your own little temple of your body is you.
“May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! May He send you help from the sanctuary and support you from Zion! May He remember all your meal offerings and find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah. May He grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your purposes! We will sing for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions. Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD, our God. They have bowed down and fallen, but we have risen and stood upright. Save, O LORD; may the King answer us in the day we call.” Psalm 20:1-9.
I love you. Every time you mess up, remember that, and know nothing is too hard for Me, nothing is impossible, I am Almighty God. Most of what you perceive as insurmountable and devastating events, if you will let Me, I can take them down very quickly and raise you to stand upright.
“Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me; O Lord, be my helper. You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, That glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” Psalm 30:10-12.